About the Authors
- Eva Veronesi, Mark Henstock, Simon Gubbins, Carrie Batten, Robyn Manley, James Barber, Houssam Attoui, Peter Paul Clement Mertens, Simon Carpenter
- VVD Program, The Pirbright Institute, Pirbright, Surrey, United Kingdom
- Bernd Hoffmann, Martin Beer
- Institute of Diagnostic Virology, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany
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Conceived and designed the experiments: EV CB HA PPCM SC. Performed the experiments: EV MH RM JB. Analyzed the data: SG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HA MH CB BH MB. Wrote the paper: SC SG EV MB BH.